As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha A5000 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, waterproofs, super zooms, travel zooms and compacts. The Sony Alpha A5000's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and the Rebel T5i) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Alpha ILC-3000)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies, slightly more lenses available (62 lenses vs 13 lenses), is slightly lighter (210 g vs 390 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 2.3" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and A5000

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 210 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$365 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 210 g

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
4 months older

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the A5000)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 281 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R
1 year older
$660 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5R (vs the A5000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5R (vs the A5000)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5R and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 210 g

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
4 months older

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the A5000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the A5000)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 210 g

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$349 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses

common strengths of the EOS M10 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 210 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it can focus continuously while recording movies, has slightly more focus points (25 vs 9), is newer (january 2014 vs august 2010), is much smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)) and is much less expensive ($445.00 vs $1,577.19).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 12 fps).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$562 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the A5000)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the 60D and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 210 g

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
2 years older
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 3.5 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the A5000)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.4"
  • Much larger: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 732 g vs 210 g

common strengths of the SLT A77 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), records movies in 24p, has a screen which flips out, can focus continuously while recording movies and has slightly more focus points (25 vs 9).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 5 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 months older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the T5i and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$258 - $549 (body only)
$361 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and A5000

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
2 years older
$366 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the D5100 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5
3 years older

Significant advantages of the K-5 (vs the A5000)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 (vs the A5000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • No 24p support
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)

common strengths of the K-5 and A5000

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3200 and A5000

  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$309 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the A5000)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the A5000)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3400 and A5000

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 210 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a significantly longer battery life (420 shots vs 320 shots) and is newer (january 2014 vs september 2011).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 12 fps), lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 months newer
$510 - $648

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 420 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and A5000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 420 shots

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
2 years older
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the X10 and A5000

  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 420 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$368 - $403

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and A5000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 420 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
3 years older
$449 - $572

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much thicker: 5.1" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and A5000

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 420 shots

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is newer (january 2014 vs september 2013) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is much larger (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (1.4" vs 1.2").

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
3 months older
$423

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the A5000)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the A5000)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and A5000

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a significantly longer battery life (420 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 11 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the A5000)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 19.8 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and A5000

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 210 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
3 years older
$360

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Shoots faster: 11 fps vs 3.5 fps
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-FZ100 and A5000

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 539 g vs 210 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (19.8 MP vs 9.6 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (16,000 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has interchangeable lenses, has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
similar age
$262

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the A5000)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the HX60V and A5000

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
similar age
$338

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the A5000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.6 MP vs 19.8 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 16,000 ISO

common strengths of the ZS35 and A5000

  • Flip-out screens

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A5000 compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a screen which flips out and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is much larger (compact (110×63×36 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.5 fps vs 30 fps).

GoPro Hero6 Black

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3 years newer
$419

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the A5000)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (110×63×36 mm)
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 3.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the A5000)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Hero6 Black and A5000

  • None found